Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 7/18/2019

ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement 

The 2010 ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) consolidated all Common Effective Preferential Tariff/ASEAN Free Trade Area (CEPT/AFTA) commitments related to trade in goods.  It seeks to establish a single market and production base with a free flow of goods in the ASEAN region, a major component of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).  ATIGA covers tariff liberalization, trade facilitation initiatives, simplification of rules of origin, and establishment of an ASEAN Trade Repository.  Visit http://investasean.asean.org/ for updates on ASEAN trade.

Philippines – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement 

The Philippines and Japan entered into a free trade agreement in 2008.  PJEPA is the Philippines’ only bilateral free trade agreement, covering, among others, trade in goods, trade in services, investments, movement of natural persons, intellectual property, customs procedures, improvement of the business environment, and government procurement.
Philippines – European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
The Philippines and EFTA members – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – signed a free trade agreement in 2016 which is expected to enter into force in 2018.  The Philippines-EFTA covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment, competition, intellectual property, government procurement, and trade and sustainable development.

Other Free Trade Agreements

The Philippines has free trade agreements with China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia and New Zealand under ASEAN.  Visit https://www.dti.gov.ph/15-main-content/dummy-article/682-free-trade-agreements and http://tariffcommission.gov.ph/finder/ for a list of Philippine trade agreements and corresponding tariff schedules and commitments.  Other trade-related information is also available at the Philippine National Trade Repository website http://pntr.gov.ph/.

Contact Information: 
Atty. Ann Claire C. Cabochan
Director
Bureau of International Trade Relations
Department of Trade and Industry
4F DTI International Building, 375 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Tel: (632) 465-3355; 465-3300
Email: AnnClaireCabochan@dti.gov.ph

 

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Philippines Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements